Business, Government

Washington State Sets Initiative to Improve Freight Movement

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) Thursday unveiled a new “container ports initiative,” a plan to improve the movement of products to markets and workers to jobs.

January 19, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

California to Close Stretch of I-215 This Weekend

Contractors will close a stretch of Interstate 215 in California starting Friday night through 4 a.m. Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

January 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Several Northeast States Take Steps Toward Privatized Highways, New Tolls

As the federal government moved last week to help states promote private transportation investment, several states in the Northeast took initial steps toward adding toll roads or privatizing existing highways.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

TTNews.com to Close Monday for MLK Holiday

TTNews.com will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

January 18, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Dips Below $50 a Barrel for First Time Since May 2005

Crude oil prices plunged to below $50 a barrel Thursday following a Department of Energy report that showed stronger inventories of crude oil, gasoline and distillates, which include diesel.

January 18, 2007
Business, Government

Philadelphia Factory Index Rises for January

Manufacturing levels in the Philadelphia area improved this month as orders and sales improved, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

January 18, 2007
Business, Government

Consumer Price Index Rises 0.5% in December

U.S. consumer prices rose 0.5% in December, the most since April, following no change in November, the Labor Department said Thursday.

January 18, 2007
Business, Government

New Housing Starts Jump 4.5% in December

U.S. new housing starts jumped 4.5% in December as builders took advantage of warmer weather, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

January 18, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Report Reports Weaker Trucking Demand

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that its 12 district banks reported a moderate pace of growth and inflation late last year as labor markets tightened, and several regional banks reported softer trucking demand.

January 18, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Names New America’s Road Team for 2007-2008

American Trucking Associations Wednesday named the members of the 2007-2008 America’s Road Team, an elite group of drivers who have driven millions of miles safely and will serve as trucking ambassadors for the next two years.

January 17, 2007

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